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Attack Of The Crab Monsters [DVD] [1957]

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  • Actors: Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland, Russell Johnson
  • Directors: Roger Corman
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: In2film
  • DVD Release Date: 3 May 2010
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0037Z960A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,091 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Roger Corman directs this cult sci-fi horror. Following the mysterious disappearance of a scientific expedition party from a small Pacific island recently used for an A-bomb test, Professor Weigand (Leslie Bradley) and his team arrive to search for them. They are soon being picked off one by one by a terrifying army of intelligent, brain-eating, giant crabs mutated from the nuclear tests.

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After waiting several years for this on R2, and being put off by the exorbitant R1 prices, here we have a home grown release of a classic 50 cent (not not him) Roger Corman creature feature. Fears that at this price all we'd get is a rubbish public domain rip proved unfounded - I'm pleased to report that the picture quality's pretty good. No extras but I'm not complaining, and the film fair zips along at 60 minutes - James Cameron, are you reading this? Here's hoping that some of the more currently patchy public domain Corman releases - Night of the Blood Beast, Wasp Woman etc - get the same low cost better than average quality treatment.
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At last a legit DVD of Attack of the Crab Monsters! This movie has been absent from home viewing for far too long. It's one of the best of Roger Corman's early Sci-Fi films. More good news is that this is a good looking transfer (though not perfect) taken from the theatrical version and not the "expanded for TV showings" version.
And the price certainly can't be beat.
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By Chunky Monkey TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Feb. 2016
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------spoiler alert--------
If you only ever see one, true, B- movie, this should be it. Corman's 60 minute masterpiece!
Set in the Pacific, a group of intrepid scientists and sailors go in search of a previous party that has disappeared.
They discover that radiation from atomic tests has caused the mutation of crabs into "crab monsters"! These are made of unconnected atoms, apparently, ("like a liquid"), can walk forwards and, key, can absorb the knowledge of a human brain when ingested and then communicate using the deceased's voice, through telepathy (I think). What is more, they plan to sink the island under the sea........from where to plot the demise of man......(or something).
Luring their latest victims to their demise by using the voices of those already dead, Dr James Carson (Richard Cutting) and Jules Deveroux (Mel Welles, doing a French accent!) get themselves absorbed by the crafty crustaceans.

That just leaves four to save the day. Quite what accent Lesley Bradley is doing as scientist Dr Karl Weigand is anybody's guess and a couple of times, he seems to forget himself, however, because Corman never really did believe in retakes, these gems are left in. He has some fantastic lines; "it's no good Dale, the bullets pass right through it, just like x-ray" and when deciding to go underground into the deadly crab-infested caves to seek the source of oil (don't ask!); "The crab is like a little snake, it can be heard long before it is seen". Unfortunately, the good doctor comes a-cropper at the hands of his own machine that has " a beam of positive energy" which is intended to zap the crabs.
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At one time we were able to do nuclear experiments on exotic islands. Naturally the next step is to examine what effect the experiments have on the marine life. When the scientists mysteriously disappear, a second expedition is sent out to look for them. What they find is not quite what they expected. They find a crabby enemy that can absorb the memories of those they eat. This is an absorbing movie. Will they survive or will the crabs feast on people legs. The real question is who are the smarter?

This is truly a Roger Corman movie. Russell Johnson makes a habit of being stranded on islands (the Professor in "Gilligan's Island) and the monsters are quite cute. I wonder if the crab monsters prefer Alaskan Kings and that is why Alaska only has governors. They have a strange diet of brains and radio tubes. The consumed people, become part of the crab, like what happened with the plant in "Little Shop of Horrors"

If you really like atomic bugs, then after this watch "Them!" (1954).

Them! ~ James Whitmore
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1950s B movie heaven means Roger Corman is either producing or directing and here he's doing both. Incredibly goofy movie, you may catch yourself laughing a lot at the very funny unintentional scenes.

A research group land on an remote island but unlucky for them the island is swarming with giant mutated crabs, Aaahhhhh. Pamela Duncan faints, makes and drinks coffee throughout the hour long running time, while the men ham it up. The giant crabs can speak too- well they have the souls of the victims they have just killed. Swallow that! DVD cover unfortunately doesn't materialize. It's a good B movie if you like these- but certainly not the best of the bunch from around this time. Funny to think Corman was only a few years away from his epic partnership with Vincent Price.
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